The U.S. Arctic Research Commission is an eight-member board that advises on Arctic policy and research priorities.
Viola Waghiyi of Savoonga is one of the 26 members chosen for a new White House advisory council on environmental justice.
The Trump White House is racing to lease an icebreaker. One candidate is a ship with a notorious Alaska past owned by a Republican mega-donor.
Congressman Don Young said he thinks the state should be the one deciding whether or not the mine goes forward.
President Trump’s medical team briefed the press on his health status Monday afternoon and confirmed the president would be returning to the White House.
Trump was admitted at Walter Reed Friday evening after announcing early that morning that he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus.
White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said Saturday morning the president’s mild cough and fatigue are improving, he has not had trouble breathing and he has not had a fever for 24 hours.
Vice President Mike Pence has already tested negative for the coronavirus, as has Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the president’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner,. Former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he has tested negative for coronavirus as well.
“We’re hearing more and more ‘I don’t trust the CDC, I don’t trust the FDA, but I trust this YouTube video I just watched on Facebook,’” said Coleman Cutchins, with Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services.
Trump said this month that he does not want to give the postal service the $25 billion it requested because a functional post office would be able to process more ballots in the November election.